Our camping area is quiet. You have 40 acres to roam on our ranch. It is an enchanting place my kids grew up visiting as their special camping site. You will have no noisy neighbors. Night stars are so vivid on moonless nights. Coyotes howl in the distance and antelope are commonly seen in the area. We are very close to several types of Colorado adventures. Hiking, fishing, climbing, rafting, boating and hot springs resorts are within an hour's drive. Cool nights and warm days are the norm compared to nearby Summit County. This is basically back country camping on private property. Bring all your toys or just yourself. Think South Park, because it is, well, South Park, a land as big as Connecticut.
Site 1 - has a four burner gas grill with side stovetop and gas fire pit. There is also a large pick-nick table. No wood fires are allowed in South Park. Summit County is under fire restrictions also. Bring you own 25 lb gas bottle. It has a drive through driveway for trailers and enough space for several tents. It is well tucked into the trees for shade and wind break.
Site 2 - Rock outcrops, great views of the Continental Divide, and tent spaces for 3 tents. A camper trailer would have to park in the parking and be able to back in or our with a 4WD vehicle. There is a gas fire pit and soon a gas grill. Ask first. Also a table and chairs.
To describe my camping there June 5, 2018. I arrived with my packing goats and set them out to forage. I set up camp and had a couple of beers before the late evening twilight. I was watching the sun fade on the snow covered peaks in the distance. Had dinner and watched the intense stars overhead after dark. The SILENCE is DEAFENING! No cars, no planes, no air conditioner hum, no human generated sound. In the morning the songbirds wake you up. Later the wind begins to whisper through the trees. Later the trees are wavering overhead and you know it is howling over the surrounding plains. But it is relatively still in the woods. That is why the campsites are buried in the trees. Before I left the next day, I walked through the aspens mixed with Bristlecone Pine and marveled at the wildflowers that cover the ground with a carpet of tenacious plants. They have a fleeting moment of beauty and continue through the year, conserving the precious water they get mostly as snow in winter. I pass a couple antelope on the driveway going out. Down the hill, the neighbor's horses are galloping across the grassland away from my noisy truck. South Park........give the other drivers a little wave from the steering wheel as you drive by. They still like to know there are neighbors around.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 40% off
The vibe at South Park Forest and Plains
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The drive into Jon's property is gorgeous. The camp site was clearly marked and had ample room. We were thrilled to see that he even set up the gas fire pit in our camping area for us in addition to the gas grill- super helpful for the fireban! We truly enjoyed our experience and the ease of the trip due to Jon's efforts! Would totally stay again, very satisfied! Thanks for making the birthday party memorable.
A nice, peaceful site. I stayed for one night, so I didn't really need to leave the camp. The property is big enough that you can stroll (not hike) around for an hour or two. Thanks for sharing your family's special camping spot.
We stayed at site 1 with our hard side pop-up trailer (20ft long) and it was great. Definitely recommend booking site 1 (and not 2) if you have a trailer since site 1 has a pull-through drive. The site was clean and had a nice propane grill and a small propane fire pit (we brought our own propane) and a picnic table. We had a nice time walking around the property and exploring one morning. The camp site was in a nice windless spot among trees. We did see some people passing through the property and heard some shooting from an adjacent property during the day (not really bothersome) but all was quiet and peaceful at night. Overall this was a great place to camp and we hope to come back sometime next season. Thanks Jon!
We had a great weekend in the beautiful, remote hills of Jon’s property! The site was just as he said and his directions were perfect. You’re definitely roughing it a bit at this spot but that’s half the fun! We could hear other people on the roads and surrounding hills but never saw a single person the whole time, so it was secluded and relaxing for our family! Follow Jon’s suggestions and directions closely and you will have a blast here as well. Thank you, Jon!